LABC Update – Thursday, June 23, 2022
June 21, 2022
If you, or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, visit the Alameda County Rapid Access Substance Use Treatment Bridge Clinic website or call 510-545-2765.
According to Dr. Herring, the shots’ longer-acting protection is a game-changer for patients who can’t commit to taking medication every day and ultimately fall out of treatment. This is especially true for patients who experience homelessness and other social barriers to consistent treatment. And because buprenorphine occupies opioid receptor sites, it also keeps other opioids from binding. This ensures that if a patient takes a high dose of a drug like heroin or Fentanyl, they are less likely to overdose.
“I know that if they get their injection, they are receiving care for the next month,” says Dr. Herring. “Survival is the goal. I want them to make it to their next appointment.”
Tonight on LABC Zoom – Pastor Carolyn leads Together In Spirit at 6:00
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